Wednesday Wisdom With Wyndham – 9

Wisdom to Grow Your Heart

By Lexi Miller

My name is Lexi Miller and I am 8 years old and I have the best Papa in the world! I just went on a super awesome vacation with my Papa and I felt a lot more connected than I even did before. I felt a lot more connected because we had a lot of special talks together. In my short 8 years my papa has taught me a lot of how to love people in a great big way. He has shown me how to have a lot of love for the people around me.

My Papa gives me great big hugs, he likes to watch me do cartwheels, he wants to hear how my dance recitals went. He listens when I feel sad and he wants to know about how I’m doing and what makes me happy. I’ve even heard him cry when he talks about how much he loves us. He also gives me treats and was excited to give me money to buy a souvenir on vacation.

Next week my best friend is moving to San Francisco California. This has made me sad and I’ve cried a lot because I’m going to miss her so much. I was telling my mom that I wished we had never met because now it makes her leaving so much harder because I love her so much. But I know that the sadness is worth it because our friendship is so special and my heart is bigger to love. My Papa has taught me to love with my whole heart. Sometimes when things are hard and people leave it can make me very sad but my papa has showed me that loving people in a big way is always worth it and that is very special. Papa has taught me that hugs are important and even tears sometimes. And that is why I am glad to be one of Papa’s Pumpkins as a name that he calls all of his grandchildren and I love him so much!







I could fill a daily blog for years with wisdom I have learned from Wyndham. However, I’ll stick with one day a week. Each Wednesday I will share wisdom gleaned, not just from me, but from our family who saw him day and night and from friends near and far whose lives he has touched.

Many of you have already told me you wish to share wisdom you learned from Wyndham. If you wish to contribute to this collection please email me at with the subject line—Wednesday Wisdom. If you wish to receive these blogs in your inbox, feel free to sign up to follow the blog.

I’ll look forward to meeting you here on Wednesdays. And if you would, please remember us in your prayers. It’s a privilege to have you in our lives.

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  1. Tammy

    great stuff, Jeanie, keep it coming


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About Jeanie Shaw

After retiring from forty-five years in full-time ministry, Jeanie Shaw went back to school to earn her master’s and doctorate in spiritual formation and discipleship. She also serves as a certified Christian life coach who loves helping people discover the joy, peace, and purpose that come from finding and following God’s plan for their lives. She has taught classes and workshops all over the world and has written numerous books. She has four grown children, eight grandchildren, and a golden retriever who thinks he is human. When she is not reading, writing, coaching, teaching, or enjoying her family she might be found walking along rivers, learning new lessons about life.

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